Sarah Frankish
Sarah Frankish Senior Travel Specialist
"There is no city in the world quite like Rio de Janeiro. It’s so exciting - I love it!"

Rio De Janeiro Holidays

Rio is an extraordinary city which has long been one of our favourite cities. It is a place full of energy and the city's incomparable setting of beaches, ocean and mountains, watched over by the iconic Statue of Christ atop Corcovado Mountain, is unforgettable. Copacabana and Ipanema are probably the most famous beaches in South America and the views from the cable car up to Sugarloaf Mountain are incredible. There are some great restaurants, excellent clubs and plenty of places to explore, including the dense forest of Tijuca and nearby small towns such as Petropolis.

Smaller beach resorts

Along the coast both north and south of the city lie smaller resorts to relax in when you tire of the hustle and bustle of city life with Angra dos Reis, Ilha Grande and Paraty to the south and Buzios to the north.

The Rio Carnival

Of course there is also the Rio Carnival, the most famous carnival of all. It takes place every February just before Ash Wednesday. The Brazilians celebrate with drums, singing and dancing in the street in an explosion of colour, music and lavish and outrageous costumes.

Hotels do impose minimum stays of 4-5 nights during the carnival period and early booking is essential as many hotels are booked up months in advance. We can arrange tickets to the Sambadrome where the best Samba schools parade, the highlight of any carnival experience.

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Classic Brazil
  • Culture & History
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  • Wildlife
From £3275 per person
12 day holiday
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Brazil
A 12-day tour that showcases the best of Brazil’s cultural and natural highlights. Start your Brazil holiday in the iconic city of...
Best of Brazil - Rio de Janeiro & Buzios
  • Beach
  • Culture & History
From £1990 per person
9 day holiday
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Brazil
Visit vibrant Rio de Janeiro and chic Buzios on this short holiday to Brazil. Iconic Rio de Janeiro has one of the most beautiful settings...
Essential Argentina & Brazil
  • Culture & History
From £2565 per person
9 day holiday
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Argentina     Brazil
Visit two of Latin America's most exciting and vibrant cities, Buenos Aires in Argentina and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, plus the breathtaking Iguazu Falls.
Luxury Brazilian Escape
  • Culture & History
From £2845 per person
8 day holiday
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Brazil
This itinerary incorporates two of the highlights of Brazil including the iconic sights, colourful culture and beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro and the imposing Iguazu Falls.
Peru & Brazil Made Easy
  • Culture & History
From £3445 per person
12 day holiday
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Peru     Brazil
This Peru holiday itinerary covers the 'must sees' of Peru and Brazil, namely Machu Picchu and the fabulous city of Rio de Janeiro. Rio's statue of Christ the Redeemer was named alongside Machu Picchu as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
Across South America
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From £3770 per person
15 day holiday
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Chile     Argentina     Brazil
This tailormade tour takes you on a journey of a lifetime across South America, showcasing cultural and scenic highlights in Chile, Argentina and Brazil.
Romantic Rio, Salvador & Eco Beach Resort
  • Beach
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From £3850 per person
13 day holiday
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Brazil
Brazil is one of Latin America's most vibrant yet romantic countries. This Brazilian holiday takes you one of the world's most...
Classic Argentina and Brazil
  • Beach
From £4375 per person
12 day holiday
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Argentina     Brazil
Argentina and Brazil make a great combination for first-time visitors to South America. See the best of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro,...
Wonders of South America
  • Culture & History
From £4530 per person
17 day holiday
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Peru     Brazil     Argentina     Bolivia
This 16-day tailormade tour combines four of Latin America's diverse countries on an epic journey through Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil.
Ultimate South America
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From £9295 per person
17 day holiday
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Galapagos Islands     Ecuador     Peru     Brazil
Climb to the peak of an extinct volcano, take in spectacular views of Pinnacle Rock and get up close to wildlife that you won’t find...
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